For Filipinos, working abroad is not a walk in the park. I have got to establish that first. I think I speak for many when I say, we go out to provide better opportunities for our families back home.
I do have a pet peeve though and that is the connotation that all travellers are just tourists wanting to get a picture,marking the place and showing off to the world without even getting to see (truly) what the place is- how it makes you feel, what its like to live there. I am the latter. I travel to know these things.